January 2011 - Blabbermouth Archive

EARTH: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

EARTH's highly anticipated new full-length album willbe released on February 22 via Southern Lord Recordings. Following the band's magnificent 2008 opus, "The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull", the next chapter in the ongoing EARTH legacy, "Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1", is available for streaming in its entirety at NPR.org. ...

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The Return Of TAKASHI; Video Trailer Available

'80s rock group TAKASHI has announced its return after 30 years. The band, which was originally formed in 1981, will reunite in the summer to re-release classic material, along with new songs and tour dates to follow. A trailer can be viewed below. In 1983 Mongol Horde Records released albums from TAKASHI, ALIEN, THOR and ...

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DREAMSHADE: 'What Silence Hides' To Receive U.K. Release In March

Swiss precision metallars DREAMSHADE will release their new album, "What Silence Hides", in the U.K. on March 21 through Spinefarm Records. According to a press release, the CD "sits loosely under the 'melodic death metal' banner, a genre that continues to be developed by [DREAMSHADE's] high-profile labelmates CHILDREN OF BODOM. [But] DREAMSHADE succeed in bringing ...

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CHTHONIC Confirmed For U.K.'s HAMMERFEST

Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC have been confirmed for this year's edition of Hammerfest, set to take place March 17-19, 2011 in Prestatyn, North Wales. Commented CHTHONIC bassist Doris Yeh: "After touring with ARCH ENEMY last November, we are thrilled to be coming back to the U.K. again, and we're especially excited to be appearing at Hammerfest, ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: New U.S. Headlining Dates Announced

ALTER BRIDGE will hit the road again this spring with dates in support of its recently released album, "ABIII". The band's cross-country trek will kick off in Portland, Oregon on April 21 and will make stops in Las Vegas, Anaheim, Chicago and New York. This tour will also see the band playing in some markets ...

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WARRANT, CONEY HATCH, SILENT RAGE Confirmed For U.K.'s FIREFEST

WARRANT, CONEY HATCH and SILENT RAGE are among the confirmed bands for Britain's Firefest festival, set to take place October 21-23 at Trent University and Nottingham Rock City. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, Ocatober 21 JIMI JAMISON TERRY BROCK HOUSTON Saturday, October 22 WARRANT STEVE AUGERI STRANGEWAYS JEFF PARIS SILENT RAGE ...

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PARAGON Bassist Issues New Album Update

Bassist Jan Bünning of German power metallers PARAGON has issued the following update: "At present we are gathering ideas for our next album. So far we recorded about 18 rough instrumental versions of songs. Until the end of this month it should be about 25. "We never had so many songs to choose from for ...

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THE QUILL Taps CHRIS LANEY For New Album Mix

Sweden's THE QUILL has tapped songwriter/producer/artist Chris Laney (real name: Ulf Larsson) to mix the band's new album, due later in the year. The group states, "[Chris] has already presented us with some samples and it sounds really promising. Needless to say, we are psyched!" Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for THE QUILL's new ...

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RIOT Guitarist Issues New Album Update

The reunited "Thundersteel" lineup of U.S. metal veterans RIOT is continuing work its next studio album, tentatively due later in the year. Commented guitarist Mark Reale: "Things are moving forward and the band sounds great. We have four songs just about done. I just have to finish a few leads and maybe a few backing ...

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